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July 18, 2014
Posted at 10:24 am
 

Artistic Verisimilitudes

Nobody's perfect, but I hope that between my Editor, and myself we catch the majority of the errors, typographical and otherwise that creep in. I must tell you of two massive mistakes. In 'per Ardua Ad Astra', I misspelled 'hangar', three times out of seventeen. The other whopper came about because of a seventy year old memory. In my youth, I was taken to see John Wayne in 'The Fighting Seabees'. Dredging up those distant memories, I thought that they had been part of the Marines, or at least used Marine ranks.

How wrong I was. Now I try to double check all checkable facts to give, as Gilbert put it, 'corroborative details, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald an unconvincing narrative'.

Help me, please. If you find an error or something that could be better expressed, please send me an email. At the very least, I will list my contributors. Thank you.

I am re-posting Chapter 1 of 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' with some of those 'corroborative' details. The sequel, 'Per Astra Ad Galaxias', I hope to start posting shortly.